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The Vans Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Parker, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. ter1413

    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I like these patched Vault Sk8 Hi makeups:

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    Got my vans on but they look like sneakers.
     

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    I keep a pair of high top Old Skool for motorcycle riding when it becomes too hot outside to wear boots. I know they provide absolutely zero protection in event of a wreck, but those are risks I am OK with taking. I like the plain vanilla canvas and rubber sneakers, and would probably wear those if I didn't already have a serious New Balance addiction..
     

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    Parker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Depends on the water temp. Spring or fall surfing in the mid-atlantic? Gimme those bad boys.
     

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    Diemme x Vans with many miles on them. Much thicker leather and more solid sole than the standard Vans version.
     

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    Nice job sneaking a surf video in there Parker!
     

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    Got some duck toe Vans for this winter. In case I get splishy splashy in a puddle. Sized up two full sizes so I can wear some chunky socks with 'em.

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    I took a fit pic and I'm cross posting the heck out of it.

    Here are the Vans!

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    My go-to sneakers are a pair of all black perforated leather Vans slip-ons. They're great because you can dress them up or down. They are the perfect pair of casual shoes. Great for driving, too. I wore mine out, and unfortunately (inexplicably), Vans doesn't make them anymore. So I had a pair custom made. They're not as nice as the originals, but they'll do. I wish the new pair had a black tag, black lining, and black soles like the old pair. Also, the perforations are farther apart.

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    @Nader393 How'd you get a pair custom made? Like you went to a tailor with a pair of new slip ons and had them customised with new leather uppers? If so, props for going the extra mile.
     

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    The Vans website allows you to custom spec your shoes. You can choose materials and colors. Cost $80, and takes about six weeks.
     

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    happy to report that the duck vans are pretty puddle-proof.
     

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